North Spain Discovery Overview

Get a taste of northern Spain's culture, cuisine and charisma on an eight-day tour. Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Logrono and Madrid are all waiting to be explored.

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Get a taste of northern Spain's culture, cuisine and charisma

Come on a short but sweet tour through the north of Spain and get to know the people, landscapes, customs and cuisine that combine to make this part of the country so fascinating. From delighting in the seaside charms of bustling Barcelona and enjoying the lively tapas bars of San Sebastian, to sipping delicious Rioja in Logrono and pulling up a seat in an atmospheric square in Madrid - this will be one eight-day adventure you won't forget.

  • Visit Barcelona and soak up the cosmopolitan vibe
  • Wander Pamplona’s winding alleys and admire its cathedrals
  • Relax on the beach in sunny San Sebastian
  • Sip on Rioja wine on a stay in Logrono
  • Get swept up in Madrid city's many charms

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Finish:

    Madrid, Spain
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Logrono tapas crawl, Monte Igueldo cable car, Pamplona Orientation Walk, Wine Museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    97kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A Single Supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Day 1 Barcelona

Set off to explore the heady streets of Barcelona. See great works of art in the Picasso Museum, head to the waterfront for a bowl of traditional paella, soak up the festive vibe of Las Ramblas or catch the funicular to Montjuic for sweeping views of the city. While in Barcelona, be sure to find time to absorb the bizarre beauty of La Sagrada Familia, one of Gaudi’s most iconic creations.

Day 2 Pamplona

Get acquainted with Pamplona on a walking tour, learning how the town has served as both a military stronghold and an important point on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail for centuries. Meander down winding alleys and step inside ornate buildings such as Pamplona's Gothic cathedral - one of the most important religious structures in Spain.

Days 3-4 Logrono

Head to Logrono in the far north of Spain, well known for its delicious Rioja wine. Drop by the wine museum to learn more about this area's famous tipple. Take the time to visit the cathedral, mosey along the river or go tapas bar-hopping.

Days 5-6 San Sebastian

Travel to San Sebastian and relish the cool breezes coming off the Bay of Biscay. Experience firsthand why San Sebastian is the perfect place for sun, fun and relaxation with its beautiful Old Town, lively beach scene and plethora of pintxos bars. Take in sublime coastal views on the Monte Igueldo cable car or visit Frank Gehry's architectural masterpiece, the Guggenheim, located a short distance away in Bilbao.

Days 7-8 Madrid

Arrive in magical Madrid, a city overflowing with world-class art galleries, atmospheric city squares, manicured parks and gardens, and heaving nightclubs and bars. Make time to celebrate the end of this north Spain adventure by trawling through several of the city’s distinctive neighbourhoods and museums. Try tapas, sample some local wine and quickly discover why Madrid is one the most loved cities in Spain.
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